October 19, 2009
As a lot of you know, I’m a Dietitian. I work for a great company called DaVita. DaVita is hosting it’s 4th annual Kidney Awareness Run/Walk on November 14th at RFK Stadium in Washington DC.
Since I’m going to be in town now, I’ve decided to get up off my lazy butt and do something useful with my Saturday (and burn a few calories while I’m at it). I’m going to walk the 5k to support raise awareness about kidney disease.
Working as a DaVita Dietitian is a very challenging and rewarding career. I see firsthand everyday the effects of this disease and I pray everyday for a cure.
If you are local, please consider joining me for this walk (it’s boring walking alone – but I do have that new iPhone that I can fill with some cool music). It’s only 5k, and quite frankly, if I can do it, then I’m sure you can too. If you aren’t local there are other walks scheduled in California, Texas and Virginia. Check out the link about to see if one is close to you.
If you can’t walk then please consider donating. It’s for a wonderful cause and working for this company I can honestly say that the money will be well spent. They care a great deal about their patients and patient education. Let’s help them work toward prevention!
Here’s a link to my fundraising page! Together we can make a difference.
“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi
October 15, 2009
Well, here it is, October 14, 2009. Where has the time gone? I feel horrible that I haven’t been blogging lately. There have actually been quite a few bloggable moments lately, but it’s hard to blog when you share a computer and work, and go to school and are watching all these stupid reality shows. I need my other life back. You know, the one I complained about all the time, but managed to fit in my therapy blogging on a regular basis.
There is a lot going on in my life right now. I’m supposed to be leaving for Chile on October 27….that means packing, getting the dog export certificate and my visa in order. That also means the last day of work which means, meetings and charting and making sure that all of the loose ends are tied up so the RD I’m covering for doesn’t think I’m a quack!
There’s also the fact that I have a project due for my Cardiovascular Nutrition class. Yeah. It’s due November 3rd. I’ve started it. I want to have it finished before I move. That’s looking doubtful.
There are friends to see, food to eat and Ren Fest to visit one more time.
Scott’s in town for a conference which has thrown an incredible kink in to a lot of my previously made plans. I mean, I should spend time with my husband given the fact that I haven’t seen him since June right?
There’s also a small amount of stress related to the fact that my husband is telling me that I should stay in the states rather than move to Chile. He says it’s terribly expensive and that it will cost us money that we don’t have for me to join him there. That’s all fine well and good and I wouldn’t mind staying in the States if I knew where we were going to be stationed next so that I knew where to potentially look for a job/house.
There is also the small fact that if I am to continue living in the US for now, that I’m sleeping on a futon in my parents very crowded, very disorganized house and it is driving me crazy. Don’t get me wrong, I’m very grateful that I have been able to impose on them for all this time, but if I have to stay I’m going to need to buy a bed cause that futon just isn’t cutting it. So, all that being said….what’s up with you?
Did I mention that I mailed my yarn stash to myself…in Chile….last week. Uh oh! LOL.
AND, I’ve decided not to get the Swine Flu vaccine. I wash my hands enough and I think that I’m old enough to have had possible exposure to it as a child. I think I’m just going to wait this one out. I did however get the regular flu vaccine….courtesy of DaVita.